Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I'm not one to gloat. But seriously, for the past 25+ years, it seems like virtually all my gearhead friends have found some ridiculous deal on a nice piece of gear, while in my usual search for cool, old gear, I never find anything at a good price. But last week, I managed to pick up an Oberheim Matrix-6R for $80. So you'll excuse me if I finally gloat.
Anyway, in the interest of doing something more than gloating like a douchebag, I thought I would take this opportunity to gather some helpful links related to the Oberheim Matrix-6/6R/1000...
• For some reason, a lot of synth manufacturers during the mid-late 80's decided it would be a good idea to include their parameter and programming values printed on top of their rack gear. Of course, once you place it in a rack or put another piece of gear on top of it, you can no longer remember which parameter is which. So here is a print-out of the parameters for an Oberheim Matrix6/6R/1000.
• Here are the original factory presets originally loadable via the cassette interface, saved as a WAV file.
• Download the manual here.
• I haven't tried this yet, but here is a computer-based editor for these synths for OSX users....
Posted by Tom at 12:26 AM